Alaska Earthquake: Be Safe and Mindful of Aftershocks
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake impacted Southern Alaska approximately eight miles north of Anchorage on Nov. 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time. Be careful and mindful of the risk of aftershocks and follow instructions of local officials.
You can view the ShakeMap on the USGS website.
- It is important to follow the instructions of local officials and seek out resources from local evacuation centers and aid stations.
- Always make safety the #1 priority when inspecting damage or making temporary repairs.
- Drink bottled water or boil tap until you hear that the water supply is safe.
- If it’s safe to go home, check for gas and turn off the main valve if you smell anything.
- If it is safe to enter your home, check for gas leaks and electrical problems.
- Make temporary repairs to protect your home from further damage and save all receipts. Coverage may be available for these expenses.
Earthquake insurance quick facts:
- EQ insurance is sold as a separate endorsement.
- The premium varies based on several factors including: age of home, building materials and proximity to known fault lines.
- Your auto insurance will typically provide coverage for damages caused by an earthquake, if Comprehensive Coverage is carried on the policy.
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